Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Development Operations Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 100 142
Rank change year-on-year +42 +42 +47
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 212 106 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.60% 1.82% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.78% 1.92% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 101 65
North West median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £375
90th Percentile £700 £638 £565
England median daily rate £550 £524 £500
% change year-on-year +4.96% +4.80% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
England median hourly rate £52.50 £44.50 £39.88
% change year-on-year +17.98% +11.60% -33.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,602 5,507 6,978
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.56% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,484 3,369 4,384
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 252 260
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £18.84 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +12.48% -9.31%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.09 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.92%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +24 119 £525 +16.67% 47
Cheshire +12 43 £425 -17.87% 11
Lancashire +18 35 £500 -6.54% 6
Merseyside +14 2 £520 +10.34% 1
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 212 (100.00%) DevOps
2 134 (63.21%) Puppet
3 110 (51.89%) Python
4 107 (50.47%) Linux
5 103 (48.58%) Docker
6 101 (47.64%) Jenkins
7 92 (43.40%) Amazon AWS
8 91 (42.92%) Terraform
9 89 (41.98%) Ansible
10 76 (35.85%) Git (software)
11 68 (32.08%) Opscode Chef
12 65 (30.66%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
14 56 (26.42%) Kubernetes
15 47 (22.17%) Configuration Management
15 47 (22.17%) Java
16 46 (21.70%) Shell Script
16 46 (21.70%) Ruby
17 40 (18.87%) Bash Shell
18 36 (16.98%) SQL
18 36 (16.98%) Windows
19 34 (16.04%) Microservices
19 34 (16.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 33 (15.57%) Continuous Deployment
21 32 (15.09%) Perl
22 31 (14.62%) Oracle
22 31 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
23 27 (12.74%) CentOS
23 27 (12.74%) MySQL
24 26 (12.26%) PostgreSQL

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (9.43%) nginx
2 19 (8.96%) Tuxedo
3 17 (8.02%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (5.19%) Confluence
5 6 (2.83%) Apache
5 6 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.42%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.42%) IIS
7 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 92 (43.40%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (11.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (6.13%) PaaS
6 12 (5.66%) npm
6 12 (5.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (5.19%) Amazon ELB
7 11 (5.19%) OpenShift
8 10 (4.72%) Amazon S3
9 9 (4.25%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (4.25%) Route 53
9 9 (4.25%) Serverless
10 8 (3.77%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (3.77%) GitHub
11 7 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (2.36%) CloudFront
13 4 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.08%) HTTP
2 7 (3.30%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.83%) Firewall
4 5 (2.36%) DNS
4 5 (2.36%) VPN
5 4 (1.89%) Internet
5 4 (1.89%) SSL
6 2 (0.94%) BGP
6 2 (0.94%) DHCP
6 2 (0.94%) DSL
6 2 (0.94%) FTP
6 2 (0.94%) IPFIX
6 2 (0.94%) IPsec
6 2 (0.94%) Junos
6 2 (0.94%) MPLS
6 2 (0.94%) MRTG
6 2 (0.94%) Network Security
6 2 (0.94%) OSPF
6 2 (0.94%) SNMP
6 2 (0.94%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.74%) MySQL
2 26 (12.26%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (7.08%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (3.30%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.30%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.83%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.83%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.36%) Big Data
8 2 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.94%) SQLite
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) Redis
9 1 (0.47%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 101 (47.64%) Jenkins
2 76 (35.85%) Git (software)
3 22 (10.38%) JIRA
3 22 (10.38%) SonarQube
4 18 (8.49%) Artifactory
4 18 (8.49%) GitLab
4 18 (8.49%) Maven
5 17 (8.02%) Gradle
5 17 (8.02%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (6.60%) IBM UrbanCode
6 14 (6.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (6.13%) CircleCI
7 13 (6.13%) Travis CI
8 12 (5.66%) gulp
9 9 (4.25%) Bitbucket
9 9 (4.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (3.77%) Cucumber
10 8 (3.77%) Selenium
11 7 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (3.30%) JUnit
General
1 5 (2.36%) Banking
1 5 (2.36%) Finance
1 5 (2.36%) Retail
2 4 (1.89%) Automotive
3 2 (0.94%) Back Office
3 2 (0.94%) Marketing
4 1 (0.47%) Electronics
4 1 (0.47%) Games
4 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.96%) Middleware
2 17 (8.02%) Node.js
3 15 (7.08%) .NET
4 14 (6.60%) Web Services
5 12 (5.66%) Spring
6 10 (4.72%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (4.25%) JSON
7 9 (4.25%) React
8 6 (2.83%) RESTful
9 5 (2.36%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.36%) hapi
9 5 (2.36%) Kafka
9 5 (2.36%) Spring Boot
10 4 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.42%) LAMP
11 3 (1.42%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (1.42%) REST
11 3 (1.42%) XML
11 3 (1.42%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.72%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.36%) iPad
3 5 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (1.89%) Clustering
5 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.94%) Internet of Things
6 2 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.47%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 107 (50.47%) Linux
2 36 (16.98%) Windows
3 34 (16.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (12.74%) CentOS
5 19 (8.96%) Windows Server
6 17 (8.02%) Unix
7 2 (0.94%) Debian
7 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (100.00%) DevOps
2 65 (30.66%) Continuous Integration
3 62 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (22.17%) Configuration Management
5 34 (16.04%) Microservices
6 33 (15.57%) Continuous Deployment
7 22 (10.38%) Open Source
8 19 (8.96%) Test Automation
9 18 (8.49%) Scrum
10 14 (6.60%) TDD
11 13 (6.13%) E-Commerce
12 11 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (4.25%) Deployment Automation
14 8 (3.77%) Mentoring
14 8 (3.77%) Migration
15 7 (3.30%) BDD
15 7 (3.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 7 (3.30%) High Availability
15 7 (3.30%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (3.30%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 110 (51.89%) Python
2 47 (22.17%) Java
3 46 (21.70%) Ruby
3 46 (21.70%) Shell Script
4 40 (18.87%) Bash Shell
5 36 (16.98%) SQL
6 32 (15.09%) Perl
7 26 (12.26%) Groovy
8 15 (7.08%) PowerShell
9 14 (6.60%) PHP
10 10 (4.72%) JavaScript
11 9 (4.25%) C#
12 2 (0.94%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.94%) Go
12 2 (0.94%) Java 8
12 2 (0.94%) PHP 7
12 2 (0.94%) XPath
13 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.94%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.47%) Degree
4 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.36%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 103 (48.58%) Docker
2 16 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.89%) etcd
5 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.94%) KVM
7 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.47%) Gluster
7 1 (0.47%) iptables
7 1 (0.47%) NFS
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 134 (63.21%) Puppet
2 91 (42.92%) Terraform
3 89 (41.98%) Ansible
4 68 (32.08%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (26.42%) Kubernetes
6 9 (4.25%) Packer
6 9 (4.25%) Salt
7 8 (3.77%) Consul
7 8 (3.77%) Prometheus
8 7 (3.30%) Grafana
8 7 (3.30%) Kibana
9 5 (2.36%) logstash
9 5 (2.36%) Nagios
9 5 (2.36%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.42%) HAProxy
10 3 (1.42%) Rancher
11 2 (0.94%) Cacti
11 2 (0.94%) collectd
11 2 (0.94%) Observium
11 2 (0.94%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 31 (14.62%) Oracle
2 21 (9.91%) VMware
3 14 (6.60%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.19%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.30%) IBM
6 6 (2.83%) Google
7 5 (2.36%) Black Duck
7 5 (2.36%) Blue Prism
7 5 (2.36%) Splunk
8 4 (1.89%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.42%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.42%) Cisco
9 3 (1.42%) SAP
10 2 (0.94%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.94%) Ericsson
10 2 (0.94%) Huawei
10 2 (0.94%) Juniper
10 2 (0.94%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.47%) hybris
11 1 (0.47%) SaltStack